Rwanda Military Size 1985-2021

Armed forces personnel are active duty military personnel, including paramilitary forces if the training, organization, equipment, and control suggest they may be used to support or replace regular military forces.
  • Rwanda military size for 2018 was 35,000.00, a 0% increase from 2017.
  • Rwanda military size for 2017 was 35,000.00, a 0% increase from 2016.
  • Rwanda military size for 2016 was 35,000.00, a 0% increase from 2015.
  • Rwanda military size for 2015 was 35,000.00, a 0% increase from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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South Sudan 185,000.00
Ethiopia 138,000.00
Congo, Dem. Rep. 134,250.00
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Uganda 46,000.00
Rwanda 35,000.00
Chad 32,850.00
Tanzania 28,000.00
Madagascar 21,500.00
Mali 21,000.00
Yemen 20,000.00
Somalia 19,800.00
Senegal 18,600.00
Tajikistan 16,800.00
Malawi 14,700.00
Guinea 12,700.00
Benin 12,250.00
Burkina Faso 11,200.00
Mozambique 11,200.00
Niger 10,300.00
Central African Republic 10,150.00
Togo 9,550.00
Sierra Leone 8,500.00
Guinea-Bissau 4,450.00
Liberia 2,100.00
Gambia 800.00
Haiti 500.00
Rwanda Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2018 35,000.00 0.00%
2017 35,000.00 0.00%
2016 35,000.00 0.00%
2015 35,000.00 0.00%
2014 35,000.00 0.00%
2013 35,000.00 0.00%
2012 35,000.00 0.00%
2011 35,000.00 0.00%
2010 35,000.00 0.00%
2009 35,000.00 0.00%
2008 35,000.00 0.00%
2007 35,000.00 -33.96%
2005 53,000.00 0.00%
2004 53,000.00 -13.11%
2003 61,000.00 -23.75%
2002 80,000.00 1.27%
2001 79,000.00 3.95%
2000 76,000.00 40.74%
1999 54,000.00 0.00%
1998 54,000.00 -12.90%
1997 62,000.00 55.00%
1996 40,000.00 -14.89%
1995 47,000.00 56.67%
1994 30,000.00 0.00%
1993 30,000.00 0.00%
1992 30,000.00 0.00%
1991 30,000.00 400.00%
1990 6,000.00 0.00%
1989 6,000.00 15.38%
1985 5,200.00 15.38%